beat out

beat out; beaten out or beat out; beating out; beats out

Definition of beat out

transitive verb

1 : to make or perform by or as if by beating
2 : to mark or accompany by beating
3 : to turn (a routine ground ball or a bunt) into a hit in baseball by fast running to first base

First Known Use of beat out

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Beat out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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